Tip #23: Don't have typos

Tip 23: Typos. DON’T HAVE TYPOS. Self-evident right? Apparently not because in almost every deck we find them.

Spell check and deal with the squiggly blue lines. Pass the deck to several unrelated readers and just ask them to find typos and check grammar. Print each slide and review the hardcopy on paper. Read the slides word for word aloud slowly.

Don’t make last-minute adjustments because you will mess it up (and you can’t practice the new version anyway).

“Our customers expectations are high and its hard for our competitors to reach them.” That may be true, but your credibility just disappeared to wherever those two apostrophes went.